Homemade Fresh Pasta
 
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Recipe type: Pasta
Serves: makes 300 g dough
Ingredients
  • 170 g “00” flour (substitute with plain flour if unavailable)
  • 80 g semolina flour
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs + 3 egg yolks – lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Mix both flours and salt together in a large bowl.
  2. Transfer onto a working surface or wooden board and make a large well in the middle.
  3. Pour in ⅔ of beaten egg and gradually stir the flour into the egg mixture. You could use your fingertips or a fork.
  4. Add in the rest of the egg mixture if the dough is too dry.
  5. Knead for about 10 mins until the dough is smooth. Wet your palms with a little water if the dough feels tough to knead. The dough should feel smooth and silky instead of rough and floury.
  6. Roll into a ball and poke the dough with your fingers. If it springs back, it is ready to rest.
  7. Divide the dough ball into two and wrap each one firmly with cling wrap and rest for 45 – 60 mins in a cool place.
  8. Spread some flour onto your working surface and work with one dough ball.
  9. Flatten it out about 1 cm thick and pass it through the widest setting of your pasta machine if using.
  10. Put it through each setting twice, fold it and switch to the narrower setting. Repeat until you reach the narrowest setting.
  11. Alternatively, if you do not have a pasta machine, use a rolling pin and mimic the above process.
  12. Cut the sheet of pasta into half and pass one sheet through the cutter set to your desired gauge.
  13. Curl into desired portion sizes and leave on a floured surface, covered with a damp cloth, while repeating the rest of the dough.
  14. *If you are not using straight away, dry them on a baking sheet for 2 mins and dust with flour to prevent sticking. Dry them further for 30 min before wrapping them and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  15. Bring a large pot of well-salted water to boil and add in pasta.
  16. Cook for 2 mins, stirring occasionally.
Recipe by Bear Naked Food at http://www.bearnakedfood.com/2017/03/03/homemade-fresh-pasta/